Giovanni Ghigliotti


    Laboratoire LEGI - bureau A116

    Université Grenoble Alpes - Grenoble

    1209 rue de la Piscine

    38400 Saint Martin d’Hères


I currently hold an assistant professor position at Laboratoire des Ecoulements Géophysiques et Industriels (LEGI, Laboratory of Geophysical and Industrial Flows) at Université Grenoble Alpes, in Grenoble, France.

My research activities span from dynamics of deformable fluid surfaces to phase change, with particular interest in cavitation  and heat transfer.

I teach in the Batchelor and  Master program “Génie des Procédés” (Process Engineering).

In 2013-2014 I held a research position at  Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée in Nice (France) where I studied the flow properties of concentrated suspensions of rigid particles. I worked with Dr. Laurent Lobry, Dr. François Peters and Dr. Elisabeth Lemaire.

In 2013 I completed a two-year post-doctorate with Prof. James J. Feng at University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada), that I held since 2011 to study the dynamics of diphasic fluids.

There, I used to share my time between the Departments of Mathematics and of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

I completed my PhD in Materials Physics in December 2010 at the University of Grenoble (France), with a thesis on “Dynamics and rheology of a suspension of vesicles and red blood cells” under the supervision of Dr. Chaouqi Misbah.

My approach to complex fluids, particle suspensions and multiphase flows is mostly numerical. I enjoy collaborating with experimentalists in order to tackle fundamental problems and understand the origin of the observed behaviors.